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Conference | Fürstliche Feste

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on September 18, 2019

From Art-Hist.net (11 September 2019) . . .

Fürstliche Feste
Schloss Sondershausen, 25–26 October 2019

Höfisches Feiern diente der Manifestation von Herrschaftsbeziehungen. Offizielle Feste waren und sind ein wichtiges Medium der Repräsentation gesellschaftlicher und politischer Ordnung, aber auch ihrer spielerischen Reflexion. Die Inszenierung von Festen forderte insbesondere im Zeitalter des Barock das ganze Aufgebot der Künste von der Architektur über die bildende Kunst und das Kunsthandwerk bis zu Musik und Theater. Nicht umsonst betrauten Herrscher oft ihre Hofkünstler mit der Regie dieser Gesamtkunstwerke, die häufig in Wort und Bild dokumentiert und mit großem Interesse weit über den Teilnehmerkreis hinaus rezipiert wurden. Neben dem kulturhistorischen Schwerpunkt schlägt die Tagung den Bogen in die Gegenwart.

Wir bitten um Anmeldung mit Antwortbogen (Download Interneseite) oder unter veranstaltungen@thueringerschloesser.de und Überweisung der Tagungsgebühr bis 14. Oktober 2019 unter Angabe des Namens auf das Konto der Stiftung bei der Kreissparkasse Saalfeld-Rudolstadt:
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Tagungsgebühr für die Vortragsreihe an beiden Tagen: 65€ inkl. Kaffeepausen (ermäßigt 35€ für Arbeitslose, Schwerbeschädigte, Schüler und Studenten); Tageskarte Freitag 40€ (ermäßigt 20€); Tageskarte Samstag 25€ (ermäßigt 15€)

Veranstalter
Stiftung Thüringer Schlösser und Gärten
Schloßbezirk 1 07407 Rudolstadt
T 0 36 72 – 4 47 0 F 0 36 72 – 44 71 19
stiftung@thueringerschloesser.de

gemeinsam mit
Prof. Dr. Michael Maurer
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Seminar für Volks-
kunde/Kulturgeschichte, Professur für Kulturgeschichte
Zwätzengasse 3 07743 Jena
vkkg-sekretariat@uni-jena.de

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10.00  Begrüßung und Einführung, Doris Fischer

10.30  Michael Maurer (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena), Welche Funktionen erfüllen höfische Feste? Ein Überblick aus kultur- und sozialgeschichtlicher Perspektive

11.00  Jörn Steigerwald (Universität Paderborn), Das Fest der Feste – Die Plaisirs de l’Île Enchantée oder Versailles als Maßstab

11.30  Andrea Sommer-Mathis (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien), Feste im Machtzentrum des Heiligen Römischen Reichs – der Wiener Hof

12.00  Diskussion

12.15  Mittagspause mit Gelegenheit zu Führungen

14.00  Ines Elsner (Berlin), Zwischen Alltagsphänomen und Ausnahmezustand: Feste am Berliner Hof Friedrichs III./I. von Brandenburg-Preußen, 1688–1713

14.30  Christian Quaeitzsch (Bayerische Verwaltung der Staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen, München), Reflexionen französischer Festkultur am Hof der Wittelsbacher

15.00  Harriet Rudolph (Universität Regensburg), Fest und Status. Feste als Medium fürstlicher Repräsentation in der Hierarchie des Heiligen Römischen Reichs

15.30  Diskussion

15.45  Kaffeepause

16.15  Susan Baumert (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena), Dynastie und Individuum – Lebensfeste am Weimarer Hof

16.45  Hendrik Bärnighausen (Dresden), Festkultur am Hof der Fürsten von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen

17.15  Hendrik Ziegler (Philipps-Universität Marburg), „Alla Turca“ – Der Osmane als Bezwungener oder als Bezwinger im höfischen Fest des Barock

17.45  Diskussion

18.15  Enrico Brissa (Leiter des Protokolls beim Deutschen Bundestag), Manieren und Protokoll. Zur Fernwirkung höfischer Kultur. Enrico Brissa liest aus seinem Buch „Auf dem Parkett. Kleines Handbuch des weltläufigen Benehmens“

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9.30  Hildegard Wiewelhove (Museum Huelsmann, Bielefeld), Feste im Garten und Gärten im Fest. Gartenfeste im Spiegel ihrer medialen Verbreitung

10.00  Marc Jumpers M.A. (Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, München), Weltliche und sakrale Festinszenierungen der geistlichen Wittelsbacherprinzen im Nordwesten des Alten Reiches

10.30  Tobias C. Weißmann (Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz), Vom Entwurf zum Ereignis. Der Künstler als Festregisseur und die Festindustrie im barocken Rom

11.00  Kaffeepause

11.30  Sebastian Werr (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München), Klangstrategien. Musik bei Münchner Hoffesten

12.00  Franz Nagel (Stiftung Thüringer Schlösser und Gärten, Rudolstadt), Feste in Stuck und Farbe. Hauptsäle in Thüringen

12.30  Abschlussdiskussion

13.00 bis 17.00  Tag der offenen Tür im Schlossmuseum mit Sonderführungen, musikalischer Umrahmung und künstlerischen Darbietungen

Conference | The American Revolution

Posted in conferences (to attend), exhibitions by Editor on September 9, 2019

From the Museum of the American Revolution:

2019 International Conference on the American Revolution
Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, 3–5 October 2019

The Museum of the American Revolution, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, and the Richard C. von Hess Foundation are pleased to present the 2019 International Conference on the American Revolution. This event will bring noted historians, writers, and curators from Ireland, Scotland, England, and the United States together to explore military, political, social, and artistic themes from the Age of Revolutions.

The conference will coincide with the opening of Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, the Museum’s first international loan exhibition. With more than one hundred works of art, historical objects, manuscripts, and maps from lenders across the globe, Cost of Revolution will explore the Age of Revolutions in America and Ireland through the life story of an Irish-born artist and officer in the British Army, Richard Mansergh St. George (1750s–1798).

Program highlights include an opening keynote lecture by historian Linda Colley, the celebrated author of Britons: Forging the Nation 1707–1837, and a closing keynote by Martin Mansergh, noted historian and former Irish diplomat and Fianna Fáil politician who played a key role in the Northern Ireland peace process. In addition to two days of engaging talks, panel discussions, and tours of Cost of Revolution, conference guests may register for an optional one-day guided bus trip to follow the footsteps of Richard St. George through the Philadelphia Campaign of 1777.

The full conference packet is available here»

Symposium | Scholarly Editing of Literary Texts

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on September 9, 2019

From the Lewis Walpole Library:

Scholarly Editing of Literary Texts from the Long Eighteenth Century
Lewis Walpole Library Symposium

The Graduate Club, Yale University, New Haven, 21 September 2019

Scholarly editions are fundamental to the development of scholarship for their respective authors, and their shelf-life is far longer than for many other academic texts. They provide the authoritative and annotated text to which readers and scholars ultimately refer, and the research required to produce them often results in the discovery of additional manuscript material or other bibliographical evidence, and the reconsideration of questions of attribution. This symposium will provide an opportunity to consider their past achievements, current issues in methodology and production, and their future prospects.

Given Yale’s association with the recently completed edition of the works of Samuel Johnson (1958–2018) and the ongoing work of The Yale Edition of the Private Papers of James Boswell (1950–), it is an appropriate venue for a symposium on the editorial issues and the future of scholarly editions of the collected works and correspondences of British writers from the long eighteenth century.

Chair: Katie Gemmill, Assistant Professor of English, Vassar College

Speakers
• Stephen Clarke, Curator of the Lewis Walpole Library’s 40th anniversary exhibition, Rescuing Horace Walpole: The Achievement of W.S. Lewis, and Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Liverpool (The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole’s Correspondence)
• Robert DeMaria Jr., Henry Noble MacCracken Professor of English, Vassar College (The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson)
• Elaine Hobby, Professor of Seventeenth-Century Studies, University of Loughborough (Editing Aphra Behn in the Digital Age)
• Peter Sabor, Canada Research Chair, Director of the Burney Centre, Professor of English, McGill University (Editing Frances Burney’s Journals and Letters, 1972–2019)
• Michael F. Suarez, S.J., Director of Rare Book School, Professor of English, University Professor, University of Virginia (The Collected Works of Alexander Pope)
• Gordon Turnbull, General Editor of The Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell (Yale Boswell Editions)

Registration is requested for catering and space-planning purposes. Space is limited.

 

Conference | Goldsmiths and Bankers as Collectors

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on August 13, 2019

From the conference flyer and registration page at Eventbrite:

Goldsmiths and Bankers as Collectors
Goldsmiths’ Hall, London, 28 October 2019

Jan Steen, The Wrath of Ahasuerus, ca. 1668–1670 (University of Birmingham: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts).

This conference will bring together academics and curators to seek patterns of patronage amongst goldsmiths and bankers, an influential and diverse social grouping that has contributed significantly to both our architectural and artistic heritage. It will identify the range of social, economic, and political motivations for their participation in high material culture and explore case studies of particular individuals, objects, and places to illustrate the sheer variety of manifestations of the goldsmith and banker as collector and patron.

Two of the key National Trust examples—Osterley and Stourhead—will set the scene in papers by James Rothwell and Dr John Chu. Dr Tarnya Cooper, Professor Malcolm Airs, and Anthony Hotson will then examine aspects of art and architectural patronage in the 16th and 17th centuries. The role of print collections amongst 18th-century goldsmiths in the southern Netherlands will be analysed by Dr Wim Nys; and there will be papers on the collections, collecting habits, and artistic pursuits of Stephen Alers Hankey, Lionel de Rothschild, and James Walker Oxley by Robert Wenley, Diana Davis, and James Lomax. Dr Dora Thornton will focus on the gift to the Goldsmiths’ Company in 1919 by James Pierpont Morgan of an Elizabethan double bell salt in silver, and Dr Irene Galandra Cooper will present the collecting of the 20th- and early 21st-century banker, Bruno Schroder, through his Goldsmiths’ Court cup by Kevin Coates. The keynote address by Dr Perry Gauci, of Lincoln College, Oxford, will explore the interrelation of the commercial and cultural activities of London private bankers before bringing together strands explored throughout the day and opportunities for further work.

This conference—organised by the National Trust, with the support of Waddesdon Manor and the Goldsmiths’ Company—will be held in the magnificent surroundings of Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City of London on Monday, 28 October 2019. Registration: £60 including lunch, or £40 without lunch (but with tea and coffee). Information and enquiries (including dietary requests) should be sent to richard.ashbourne@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Symposium | Women and Architecture, 1660–1840

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on August 10, 2019

Belmont (Lyme Regis, Dorset), completed in 1785, the home of Eleanor Coade; appropriately the house showcases the eponymous artificial stone she pioneered. The house is part of the Landmark Trust, which means it’s possible for visitors to spend the night.

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From The Georgian Group:

‘Embroidered with Dust and Mortar’: Women and Architecture, 1660–1840
2019 Georgian Group Symposium
Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, London, 28 September 2019

Following successful conferences held by the Group in previous years, this day-long symposium will explore how women contributed to and interacted with architecture in the period 1660–1840. Women’s involvement in architectural design and drawing, their patronage of buildings and their contribution to the building industry has long been overlooked by scholars. Drawing on recent research, the symposium will reassess, and throw new light upon, female architectural achievement and the significance this has upon our understanding of architecture from this period. The event is open to all (members and non-members). £60 includes lunch and refreshments; a limited number of student tickets are available at £30.

P R O G R A M M E

9.30  Registration

10.00  Opening Address by Amy Boyington

10.15  Session 1: The Role of the Patroness
Chair: Rosemary Baird Andreae
• Megan Leyland and Esme Whittaker, Marble Hill: A Woman’s Domain?
• Richard Hewlings, Catherine, Duchess of Buckingham (1680–1743) and Her Estate at Whitby
• Juliet Learmouth, The Patroness, the Architect, and the West End Town House
• Sue Berry, Lady Anne Pelham of Stanmer and Stratton Street, 1768–99

11.30  Break

12.00  Session 2: Inhabiting Space
Chair: Caroline Knight
• Iris Moon, Architecture in Blue and White: A Delft Tile from Mary II’s Water Gallery
• Karen Lipsedge, ‘Women Made Homes and Homes Made Women’: Women, the Eighteenth-Century British Novel, and the Creation of Identity through the Medium of Architectural Space
• Emma Newport, ‘The House is a Material Business’: Female Authority and Interior Alterations at Erddig House

13.00  Lunch

14.00  Session 3: Women and the Building Industry
Chair: Peregrine Bryant
• Caroline Stanford, ‘Employed by Many of the Nobility and First Architects in the Kingdom’: Eleanor Coade’s Business Practice
• Conor Lucey, Women and the Building Industry
• Sydney Ayers, The Adam Sisters: Forgotten Figures in the Adam Brothers’ Architectural Practice

15.00  Session 4: The Agency of the Wife
Chair: Juliet Learmouth
• Clarisse Godard Desmarest, Patronage and Craftsmanship: The Women in the Circle of Sir William Bruce (c. 1630–1710)
• Michelle Naylor, ‘In All Your Boasted Seat’: Mary Delany’s Drawings of Delville House

15.45  Break

16.15  Session 5: Female Patronage at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century
Chair: Rosemary Yallop
• Rebecca Tropp, On Her Own: The Dower House at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century
• Judith Hill, Catherine Maria Bury and the Design of Charleville Castle, Co. Offaly, 1800–12

17.00  Closing Remarks by Rosemary Baird Andreae

17.30  Drinks Reception

Conference | Red Chalk Drawings

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on July 20, 2019

From the conference programme, to be held at NIKI:

Red Chalk Drawings: Sources, Techniques, and Styles, 1500–1800
Nederlands Interuniversitair Kunsthistorisch Instituut, Florence, 18–19 September 2019

Organized by Michael Kwakkelstein and Luca Fiorentino

The Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence (NIKI) and the Scientific Committee of Avere Disegno are pleased to host an international conference devoted to one of the most fascinating graphic media: red chalk. Red chalk has an expressive power with vibrant and noticeable traits and artists were quick to explore its tonal possibilities, stretching its limits with rubbing and washing. This conference, the first of its kind in Italy, invites scholars to study this medium from a variety of angles. By taking a multi-disciplinary approach, the papers in the conference encourage an interweaving of technical and scientific findings with the insights yielded by the analysis of an artist’s different uses of the medium and its impact on style or of the interplay with other graphic media. On occasion of this conference, a selection of privately-owned drawings in red chalk will be on display in the rooms of the Dutch Institute between 17 and 22 September. The conference proceedings will be published in the Edifir series Avere Disegno. The conference is open to the public with no charge. Pre-registration is required to guarantee seating: niki@nikiflorence.org.

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8.45  Coffee and tea

9.15  Michael W. Kwakkelstein, Director’s Welcome

9:20 Luca Fiorentino, Introduction

9.45  Session 1
Chair: Annalisa Perissa Torrini, già direttore del GDS Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venezia
• Birgit Reissland (Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, Amsterdam), Natural Red Chalk for Drawing: Revealing Origin, Availability, and Unique Properties through the Centuries
• Rita Bernini (Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Roma), Esempi di disegni a pietra rossa nel Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe dell’ING
• Letizia Montalbano (Direttore Scuola Alta Formazione e di Studio OPD, Firenze), Red on Red: un uso particolare della pietra rossa in Leonardo e nella sua cerchia

11.00  Coffee and tea

11.30  Session 2
Chair: Marzia Faietti (Gallerie degli Uffizi/Kunsthistorisches Istitut, Firenze)
• Claudia Echinger-Maurach (Professor of Art History at University of Münster), Michelangelo’s Use of Red Chalk
• Annalisa Perissa Torrini (già direttore del Gabinetto dei Disegni delle Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venezia), Disegni a pietra rossa di Leonardo e allievi, ora alle Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia
• Juliette Trey (Deputy Director for Studies and Research, INHA, Paris), Collecting Red Chalk Counterproofs in the 18th Century

12.45  Lunch

14.10  Session 3
Chair: Rita Bernini (Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Roma)
• Marzia Faietti (Gallerie degli Uffizi/Kunsthistorisches Istitut, Firenze), La pietra rossa in Andrea del Sarto, Correggio e Parmigianino: Convergenze e divergenze
• Alexa McCarthy (PhD Student, University of St Andrews, Scotland), Carletto Caliari Head’s Studies: A Unification of Disegno e colorito
• Luca Fiorentino (Curatore scientifico Avere Disegno/Independent scholar, Siena), Gian Lorenzo Bernini: i disegni a pietra rossa

15.20  Coffee and tea

15.45  Session 4
Chair: Letizia Montalbano (Direttore Scuola Alta Formazione e di Studio OPD, Firenze)
• Paola Biocca (Borsista di ricerca, Laboratori di Chimica, ICRCPAL, Roma), Le sanguigne di Leonardo alla Biblioteca Reale di Torino
• Luca Baroni (PhD Student, Scuola Normale di Pisa), I disegni a pietra rossa di Federico Barocci
• Margherita Melani (Fondazione Rossana e Carlo Pedretti, Lamporecchio), Pietra rossa per scrivere e per disegnare: dai disegni ‘rosso su rosso’ come ‘nero su nero’ al Manoscritto G di Leonardo

17.30  Reception

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9.00  Coffee and tea

9.30  Session 5
Chair: Gert Jan van der Sman (Istituto Universitario Olandese di Storia dell’Arte, Firenze)
• Christien Melzer (Klassik Stiftung Weimar), Red Chalk as a Medium of Transfer in Dutch and Flemish Drawings
• Valentina Frascarolo (Pandolfini Auction House, Firenze), I disegni dei naturalisti genovesi di primo Seicento
• Stefan Moret (Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe), Drawing Antique Ornaments in Piranesi’s Workshop

10.45  Coffee and tea

11.00  Session 6
Chair: Luca Fiorentino (Curatore scientifico Avere Disegno/Independent scholar)
• Gabriele Fattorini (Ricercatore Università Messina), Domenico Beccafumi e la sanguigna
• Federica Mancini (Département des Arts Graphiques, Musée du Louvre, Paris), The Taste of the Connoisseur: The Red Chalk Drawings from Filippo Baldinucci’s Collection at the Louvre Museum
• Benedetta Spadaccini (Assistant Curator, Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milano), La pietra rossa nelle stampe che imitano i disegni

12.15  Discussion and concluding remarks

Une journée d’étude | Blue / Bleu

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on June 21, 2019

In September at INHA, via ArtHist.net:

Blue: Intersecting Worlds of Colour in the 18th Century
Bleu: Les mondes croisés de la couleur au XVIIIe siècle
Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris, 6 September 2019

Organized by Charlotte Guichard, Anne-Solenn Le Hô, and Hannah Williams

Pigments, paints, and dyes. Made from organic and inorganic materials, derived from natural substances or synthetic processes, these chemical products are responsible for every artwork ever painted, drawn, printed, or woven. In the eighteenth century, at a moment just before the mass production and marketization of artists’ materials, colour became a vibrant space for scientific invention, artistic experimentation, technological advancement, and commercial success. Blue in particular—from Indigo to Prussian Blue—became a site of energetic entrepreneurship and innovation, leading from the macrocosms of global trade and the international circulation of scientific knowledge, to the microcosms of the laboratory, factory, shop, and studio. Encompassing a diverse range of actors, objects, and spaces, the intersecting worlds of colour present a fascinating space for inquiry into eighteenth-century relationships between art, chemistry, commerce, and industry, and into the materials, practices, and economies that brought them together.

Taking ‘blue’ as its focus, this workshop will explore the artistic, scientific, and social histories of colour in the eighteenth century, and above all, the intersections between them. What happens when artists’ colours are considered as interdisciplinary substances? What relationships exist, for instance, between a colour’s physico-chemical properties, its economic values, and its aesthetic qualities? How might these materials set histories of artworks in dialogue with histories of gesture and technique, or with social histories of the ‘art world’, in Howard Becker’s sense of the term? Where is colour in these multi-layered histories, and where do their narratives meet and diverge? Attending to Tim Ingold’s injunction to “follow the materials,” this workshop seeks micro-historical engagements that recontextualise the colour blue (as a material) by tracing it through the intersecting worlds of art, science, technology, and commerce across the long eighteenth century.

Concluding a research project—PaintItBlue—on ‘Matériaux anciens et patrimoniaux’, funded by the Île de France region, this interdisciplinary workshop will bring together art historians, historians, curators, scientists, and conservators in an effort to prompt new conversations about the histories of artists’ materials, while shaping rich methodological terrains through which to pursue them. This event is supported by a grant from the Ile-de-France Region – DIM ‘Matériaux anciens et patrimoniaux’ ».

Organising Committee
Charlotte Guichard (CNRS/ENS-PSL)
Anne-Solenn Le Hô (C2RMF/Chimie ParisTech-PSL)
Hannah Williams (Queen Mary University of London)

P R O G R A M M E

9.00  Accueil

9.20  Ouverture – Sigrid Mirabaud (INHA)

9.30  Bleu de Prusse: Les histoires d’une couleur — Le projet ‘PaintItBlue’ en contexte
• Charlotte Guichard (CNRS / ENS-PSL), Le bleu de Prusse comme ‘objet frontière’
• Anne-Solenn Le Hô (C2RMF / Chimie ParisTech, PSL), Le bleu de Prusse comme produit chimique
• Hannah Williams (Queen Mary University of London), Le bleu de Prusse comme matériau artistique

11.00  Pause café

11.20  Session 1 — Couleur: Art et Chimie
Modérateur: Michel Menu (C2RMF / Chimie ParisTech, PSL)
• Myriam Eveno (C2RMF / Chimie ParisTech, PSL), La palette de Watteau et de ses épigones: l’analyse des pigments bleus
• Alexandra Gent (National Portrait Gallery, London), Turchino, Azzurro, Blue: Joshua Reynolds’s Use of Blue Pigments

13.00  Déjeuner / Lunch

14.30  Session 2 — Couleur: Historicité et Matérialité
Modérateur: Guillaume Faroult (Musée du Louvre)
• Sven Dupré (Artechne ERC, Universiteit Utrecht), Re-working Recipes, Reconstructing Colour Worlds
• Marguerite Martin (Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne), Indigo: de la construction des savoirs sur un produit exotique à la définition commerciale du produit et de ses usages
• Yuriko Jackall (Wallace Collection, London), Greuze’s Greens: Colour and Biography in Eighteenth-Century Paris

16.30  Cocktail

Conference | Minor Forms: Politics of Smallness around 1800

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on June 6, 2019

From ArtHist.net:

Minor Forms: Politics of Smallness around 1800
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Institute of Art History, Munich, 14 June 2019

Organized by Léa Kuhn

The period around 1800 is typically characterised by scholars through concepts such as the heroic, the pathetic or the sublime. Accordingly, notions like ‘magnitude’ (Großheit), ‘oneness’ (Einheit), and ‘totality’ (Totalität) are recurrent terms within the art theory at the time in order to meet the contemporary desire for ‘major’ aesthetic concepts. Even the nascent art historical discourse in the contemporary moment testifies a pronounced interest in totalisations: Attempts to grasp the history of art in its totality are legion. In opposition to these tendencies, this workshop focuses on small and marginalised instances of artistic production and their potentialities.

Minor forms may concern a wide range of aspects, such as scale (especially miniatures and miniaturisation), genre hierarchies (the combination of low subjects with consonant formal decisions), questions of materiality (the use of supposedly worthless material), and the state of elaboration (the draft, the unfinished etc.). Indeed, minor forms is a relational term, a concept that is defined through its relation to a major form.

The aim of the workshop is to examine precisely the potential for critical commentary on hegemonic forms of art and knowledge and to chart the shape, contours, potentialities, and possibilities of minor forms. The conference is organized by Léa Kuhn, lea.kuhn@lmu.de.

P R O G R A M M E

2.00  Coffee

2.30  Introduction by Léa Kuhn

2.45  Smallness and Discursive Framings
Chair: Johanna-Charlotte Horst (Munich)
• Jan Von Brevern (Berlin), Denner’s Disgusting Details
• Christian Drobe (Halle-Wittenberg), Ruins and the Private: Smallness as a Flexible Discourse for the Emergence of Modern Archeology and the Bourgeoisie

4.15  Coffee break

4.45  Small Forms and Objects
Chair: Ulrike Keuper (Munich)
• Michelle Moseley-Christian (Blacksburg, Virginia), Miniature and Microscopy: Collecting ‘the Small’ in the Long Eighteenth-Century Netherlands
• Etienne Wismer (Bern), Having the World at Home: Politics of Wallpapers

6.30  Keynote Address
• Hannah Williams (Paris/London), A Pair of Spectacles and an Account Book: The Lives of Little Things in the Paris Art World

Conference | Recycling Luxury

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on June 5, 2019

From ArtHist.net:

Recycling Luxury
Christie’s Education, 42 Portland Place, London, 5 July 2019

Organized by Jacqui Ansell and Marie Tavinor

The concept of luxury is associated with ideas of excess (luxus) or even worse immodesty (luxure). An infamous example involving Cleopatra dissolving a priceless pearl and swallowing it encapsulates some common associations between luxury and immorality, or luxury as intrinsically linked to the idea of waste. The Christie’s Education Recycling Luxury Conference intends to go beyond the common connotations attached to the concept of luxury, and challenge them. It will posit that luxury cannot be seen entirely in the light of dissipation. Rather it will explore the links between luxury and the idea of recycling i.e. the re-using, repurposing, remaking, reshaping of luxury materials and objects across time and place, hence giving more space for discussion to this understudied historical phenomenon.

Designed to coincide with Classic Week at Christie’s London, the conference is organised by Jacqui Ansell and Dr. Marie Tavinor. To attend, please register here.

P R O G R A M M E

9.15  Coffee and registration

9.45  Welcome

10.00  Panel 1: The Circular Economy
• Sarah Fergusson (McTear’s Auctioneers), The Virtue of Auction Houses
• Levi Higgs and Dianne Batista (David Webb Archives), Lady’s Own Stones: Refashioning Gems of Yesterday into Jewels of Today
• Joy McCall (Christie’s), Re-appropriate in the Making of Late 20th-Century Furniture

11.00  Panel 2: Thrifty Opulence
• Isabella Campagnol (Istituto Marangoni), ‘Broken and Useless’: Notes on Fashion and Textile Recycling and Repurposing in 18th-Century Venice
• Jennifer Halton (Imperial College), Luxury as Spectacle: Making Festivals in Early Modern Florence
• Rosamund Weatherall (National Trust), Re-birth: The Spangled Bed from Knole
• Rachel Perry (University of Haifa), Rags to Riches: Jean Dubuffet’s Rehabilitiation of Mud

12.15  Discussion

12.30  Lunch break

13.30  Panel 3: Symbolic (Re-)Appropriation
• Ian Cockburn (Independent Scholar), Crossing Religious Boundaries: Luxury Islamic Silks and Ivories from al-Andalus
• Susan Jaques (Author and Journalist), ‘This Heavy Thing’: Catherine the Great’s Coronation Crown
• Uta Coburger (State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Wuerttemberg), Pretty in Pink: The Re-Use of Mannheim Court Fashion by the Jesuits in the 18th Century

14.30  Panel 4: Provenance as a form of Recycling?
• Diana Davis (Independent Researcher), Recycled, Redecorated, Renewed: A Porcelain Inkstand by Edward Holmes Baldock
• Isabelle Cartier-Stone (Christie’s), The Rothschilds and Renaissance Jewellery
• Gil Darby (Independent Scholar), Pearls and La Peregrina

15.20  Discussion

15.40  Tea

16.00  Panel 5: The Afterlife of Luxury
• Pascal Bertrand (Université Bordeaux Montaigne), The Case Study of a ‘Tinkered’ Tapestry
• Catrin Jones (Holburne Museum), ‘Aux Plaisirs des Dames’: A Meissen Bourdaloue Transformed
• Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth (V&A / University of Leeds), Is a Vase Really a Vase When It Used to Be a Chamberpot?
• Joseph Robson (Christie’s), Italian Archeological Jewellery: From Antiquity to the Antiquarian
• Benjamin Wild (Independent Scholar), Liminal Luxury: The Cost and Value of Fancy Dress Costume

17.15  Discussion

17:35  Closing remarks by Jonathan Faiers (University of Southampton)

17:45  Wine reception

Conference | Keywords of Mobility

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on June 4, 2019

From ArtHist.net:

Keywords of Mobility: Paradigms of Movement in Premodern Material Culture
The Norwegian Institute in Rome, 6–7 June 2019

The history of art has been engaged with mobility for centuries. Movement, with its limits and potentials, constitutes in several ways a founding principle of the discipline, and its fascination or rejection stands at the core of much of its narrative. But the recent (re)turn to mobility is rapidly reframing many assumptions about the discourses and practice of the discipline itself. How has art history and, more generally, the study of material cultures, absorbed and reacted to the mobility turn? What kind of theoretical frameworks has, does, and will the discipline, in its broader acceptance, foster and promote? How is mobility—whose intangible nature makes it a rather elusive object of study—embraced and developed in art historical projects?

More than a decade after Sheller and Urry’s call for a ‘mobility turn’, this workshop invites scholars of the premodern period to reconsider the role of art history and material studies in a de-sedentarized, mobile world. Our scope is to reflect and redefine a set of critical terms, whose use (and sometimes abuse) is central to current debates. In doing so, we do not intend to propose a ‘grand narrative’ of mobility, but rather to explore a new set of questions, theoretical approaches, and ideas, in order to understand practices, meanings, forces, and impacts of movement in premodern art.

T H U R S D A Y ,  6  J U N E  2 0 1 9

9.30  Registration

9.45  Welcome by Christopher Prescott (Director of The Norwegian Institute in Rome)

10.00  Morning Talks
• Mattia Biffis (Oslo), Mobility What? Viewing Movement Tridimensionally
• Yannis Hadjinicolaou (Hamburg), Flying: Falconry as an Image Vehicle
• Bronwen Wilson (Los Angeles), The Itinerary, the Line, and the Limits of the Page
• Hagi Kenaan (Tel Aviv), Visual Network: The Case of Graffiti

13.00  Lunch break

14.30  Afternoon Talks
• Janina Wellmann (Lüneburg), Rhythm: A New Episteme around 1800
• Meha Priyadarshini (Edinburgh), Boats, Bales, and Ballads: The Material and Culture Practice of Transportation in the Early Modern Period
• Piers Baker-Bates (London), Travelling between the Viceroyalties: The Cosmopolitanism of Works of Art within the 16th-Century Hispanic World
• Stefan Neuner (Berlin), The Ferryman and the Obsessed: Connectivity in Urban and Social Space in Venice around 1500 according to Vittore Carpaccio

18.00  Aperitivo

20.00  Dinner

F R I D A Y ,  7  J U N E  2 0 1 9

9.50  Welcome by Sam Hardy (The Norwegian Institute in Rome)

10.15  Morning Talks
• Miriana Carbonara (East Anglia), Art and Borders: A Methodology
• Federico Zuliani (Turin), Migrant Bibles: Relocating Objects and Beliefs in Early Modern Europe
• Aron Vinegar (Oslo), On Habit’s Remainder and the Subject Matter of Inertia

13.00  Lunch break

14.30  Afternoon Talks
• Peter Gillgren (Stockholm), Siting: Mobility and Materiality
• Ivo Van der Graaff (New Hampshire), The Architecture of Departure and Arrival in the Early Roman Empire
• Tiffany Racco (Washington DC), The Performance of Speed: Luca Giordano’s Recurring Role as the Fast Painter

17.00  Concluding Remarks

17.30  Visit to the Fontana dell’Acqua Paola

20.00  Dinner